Mathematics
“Small minds discuss persons, average minds discuss events. Great minds discuss ideas. Really great minds discuss Mathematics”
Anon.
Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A highquality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject” (National Curriculum Sept 2013)
At Bordesley Green Girls' School and Sixth Form, we learn Maths by following a Mastery model of learning in KS3 and KS4. We believe that everyone through hard work and effort can improve their Maths knowledge and understanding. Students are encouraged to develop a deep understanding of the concepts they meet rather than learn from rules. Mathematical thinking is developed through all the topics taught and students are encouraged to use mathematical language throughout their learning. Problem solving is integrated throughout every lesson and by using a concrete – pictorial and abstract model of learning, students understanding is deepened and stretched. The Mastery approach prepares B.G.G.S students to be confident and resilient problem solvers and this is an excellent foundation for success in GCSE Mathematics.
Year 7
Term 
Topic/ Key Enquiry Question 
Type of Assessment 
Autumn 
Autumn 1^{st} Half Unit 1: Reasoning with integers Unit 2: Mental addition and subtraction of integers Unit 3: Written addition and subtraction of integers Unit 4: Addition and subtraction of decimals Autumn 2^{nd} Half Unit 5: Multiplication and division of integers 
Topic tests at the end of each topic. Weekly online independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Written test and DIRT task at the end of each halfterm. These are cumulative tests which over everything a student has learned from the beginning of Year 7 
Spring 
Spring 1^{st} half Unit 10: Angles and angle properties of straight lines Unit 11: Properties of triangles Unit 12: Properties of quadrilaterals Unit 13: Symmetry and tessellation Spring 2^{nd} half 
Topic tests at the end of each topic. Weekly online independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Written test and DIRT task at the end of each halfterm. These are cumulative tests which over everything a student has learned from the beginning of Year 7 
Summer 
Summer 1^{s}^{t} half Unit 18: Introduction to algebra Unit 19: Algebraic generalisation project Summer 2^{n}^{d} half 
Topic tests at the end of each topic. Weekly online independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Written test and DIRT task at the end of each halfterm. These are cumulative tests which over everything a student has learned from the beginning of Year 7 End of Year written exam covering all the topics done in year 7 
ExtraCurricular Activities/ How you can help at home Students are expected to complete weekly online independent learning tasks which are set on MathsWatch or MyMaths. Please support your daughter at home by ensuring she has completed each task to the best of her ability. Please ensure students are revising thoroughly for all tests. They should use the websites mentioned above to support their revision. Students are developing fluency, reasoning skills and their ability to solve problems through Mathematics Mastery cumulative curriculum and will therefore be continually developed and built upon across academic years. To accompany each term's key learning and lesson planning support we have provided student workbooks online as an extra source of practice for developing fluency and problem solving skills. 
Year 8
Term 
Topic/ Key Enquiry Question 
Type of Assessment 
Autumn 
Autumn 1^{ST} half term Unit 1 Primes numbers and factorisation Unit 2 Add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers Autumn 2^{nd} half term Unit 3 Positive and negative numbers Unit 4 Sequences, expressions and equations 
Topic tests at the end of each topic. Weekly online independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Written test and DIRT task at the end of each halfterm. These are cumulative tests which over everything a student has learned from the beginning of Year 7 and in year 8. 
Spring 
Spring 1^{ST} half term Unit 5 Draw accurate triangles and quadrilaterals and find unknown angles (including parallel lines) Unit 6 Length and area – units, parallelograms and trapeziums Spring 2^{nd} half term Unit 7 Percentage change Unit 8 Ratio (equivalent, of a quantity) and rate 
Topic tests at the end of each topic. Weekly online independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Written test and DIRT task at the end of each halfterm. These are cumulative tests which over everything a student has learned from the beginning of Year 7 and in year 8. 
Summer 
Summer 1^{ST} half term Unit 9 Rounding, significant figures and estimation Unit 10 Circumference and area of a circle Unit 11 3D shapes and their nets Unit 12 Surface area and volume of cuboid, prism, cylinder, composite solids Summer 2^{nd} half term Unit 13 Statistics 
Topic tests at the end of each topic. Weekly online independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Written test and DIRT task at the end of each halfterm. These are cumulative tests which over everything a student has learned from the beginning of Year 7 and in year 8. End of Year written exam covering all topics learnt in year 7 and year 8. 
ExtraCurricular Activities/ How you can help at home Students are expected to complete weekly online independent learning tasks which are set on MathsWatch or MyMaths. Please support your daughter at home by ensuring she has completed each task to the best of her ability. Please ensure students are revising thoroughly for all tests. They should use the websites mentioned above to support their revision. Students are developing fluency, reasoning skills and their ability to solve problems through Mathematics Mastery cumulative curriculum and will therefore be continually developed and built upon across academic years. To accompany each term's key learning and lesson planning support we have provided student workbooks online as an extra source of practice for developing fluency and problem solving skills. 
Year 9
Term 
Topic/ Key Enquiry Question 
Type of Assessment 
Autumn 
Autumn 1^{ST} half term Unit 1 Coordinates Unit 2 Linear graphs Unit 3 Proportion Unit 4 Scales and standard form Autumn 2nd half term Unit 5 Linear and nonlinear sequences Unit 6 Expanding and factorising Unit 7 Changing the subject of a formula 
Topic tests at the end of each topic. Weekly online independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Written test and DIRT task at the end of each halfterm. These are cumulative tests which over everything a student has learned from the beginning of Year 7, Year 8, and Year 9 
Spring 
Spring 1^{ST} half term Unit 8 Constructions Unit 9 Congruence Unit 10 Pythagoras’ theorem Unit 11 Angles in polygons Spring 2^{nd} half term Unit 12 Linear equations and inequalities Unit 13 Graphical solutions 
Topic tests at the end of each topic. Weekly online independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Written test and DIRT task at the end of each halfterm. These are cumulative tests which over everything a student has learned from the beginning of Year 7, Year 8, and Year 9 
Summer 
Summer 1^{ST} half term Unit 14 Probability Unit 15 Working with data Unit 16 Scatter graphs Summer 2nd half term Unit 17 Similarity and enlargement Unit 18 Transformations Unit 19 Trigonometry 
Topic tests at the end of each topic. Weekly online independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Written test and DIRT task at the end of each halfterm. These are cumulative tests which over everything a student has learned from the beginning of Year 7, Year 8, and Year 9 End of year written test covering all topics learnt in Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 
ExtraCurricular Activities/ How you can help at home Students are expected to complete weekly online independent learning tasks which are set on MathsWatch or MyMaths. Please support your daughter at home by ensuring she has completed each task to the best of her ability. Please ensure students are revising thoroughly for all tests. They should use the websites mentioned above to support their revision. Students are developing fluency, reasoning skills and their ability to solve problems through Mathematics Mastery cumulative curriculum and will therefore be continually developed and built upon across academic years. To accompany each term's key learning and lesson planning support we have provided student workbooks online as an extra source of practice for developing fluency and problem solving skills. 
GCSE Foundation Tier
Year 10
Term 
Topic/ Key Enquiry Question 
Type of Assessment 
Autumn 
Autumn 1^{st} Half Unit 1: Factors, multiples and primes Unit 2: Powers and roots Unit 4: Standard form Unit 5: Sequences Autumn 2^{nd} Half Unit 6: Key Stage 3 Algebra review Unit 7: Quadratics Unit 8: Quadratic graphs Unit 9: Simultaneous equations

Topic tests at the end of each topic. Weekly online independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Exam practice on Method Maths. Written test and Dirt task at the end of each halfterm. These are cumulative tests which over everything a student has learned from the beginning of Year 10. 
Spring 
Spring 1^{st} half Unit 10: Key Stage 3 Fractions, decimals and percentages review Unit 11: Percentages Unit 12: Probability, sets, venn and sample space diagrams Spring 2^{nd} half Unit 14: 2D shapes and circle geometry Unit 15: 3D shapes Unit 16: Volume and surface area

Topic tests at the end of each topic. Weekly online independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Exam practice on Method Maths. Written test and DIRT task at the end of each halfterm. These are cumulative tests which over everything a student has learned from the beginning of Year 10. 
Summer 
Summer 1^{s}^{t} half Unit 17: Ratio review Unit 18: Direct and inverse proportion Unit 19: Pythagoras’ Theorem review Unit 20 Similarity and trigonometry review Summer 2^{n}^{d} half Unit 21: Averages and range Unit 22: Data collection and sampling Unit 23: Presenting data including scatter diagrams

Topic tests at the end of each topic. Weekly online independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Exam practice on Method Maths. Written test and Dirt task at the end of each halfterm. These are cumulative tests which over everything a student has learned from the beginning of Year 10. 
ExtraCurricular Activities/ How you can help at home Students are developing fluency, reasoning skills and their ability to solve problems through Mathematics Mastery cumulative curriculum and will therefore be continually developed and built upon across the year. Students are expected to complete weekly online independent learning tasks which are set on MathsWatch or MyMaths and exam practice which is set on Method Maths. Please support your daughter at home by ensuring she has completed each task to the best of her ability. Please ensure students are revising thoroughly for all tests. They are able to use the websites mentioned above to support their revision. 
Year 11
Term 
Topic/ Key Enquiry Question 
Type of Assessment 
Autumn 
Autumn 1^{st} Half Unit 24: Vectors Unit 25: Geometric reasoning Unit 26: Bearings Unit 27: Congruence and proof Unit 28: Construction and Loci Autumn 2^{nd} Half Unit 29: Linear Inequalities Unit 30: Linear graphs Unit 31: Nonlinear graphs

Topic tests at the end of each topic. Weekly online independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Exam practice on Method Maths. Full mock exam at the end of the term which includes all 3 papers: 1 noncalculator and 2 calculator papers. DIRT task based on the mock exam. 
Spring 
Spring 1^{st} half Revision and exam preparation Spring 2^{nd} half Revision and exam preparation 
Exam practice on Method Maths. Targeted independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Full mock exam at the end of the term which includes all 3 papers: 1 noncalculator and 2 calculator papers. DIRT task based on the mock exam. 
Summer 
Summer 1^{s}^{t} half Revision and exam preparation Summer 2^{n}^{d} half GCSE Examination 
Exam practice on Method Maths. Targeted independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths.

ExtraCurricular Activities/ How you can help at home Students are developing fluency, reasoning skills and their ability to solve problems through Mathematics Mastery cumulative curriculum and will therefore be continually developed and built upon across the year. Students are expected to complete weekly online independent learning tasks which are set on MathsWatch or MyMaths and exam practice which is set on Method Maths. Please support your daughter at home by ensuring she has completed each task to the best of her ability. Please ensure students are revising thoroughly for all tests and mock exams. They are able to use the websites mentioned above to support their revision. 
GCSE Higher Tier
Year 10
Term 
Topic/ Key Enquiry Question 
Type of Assessment 
Autumn 
Autumn 1^{st} Half Unit 1: Powers and roots Unit 2: Surds and irrational numbers Unit 4: Standard form Unit 5: Sequences Autumn 2^{nd} Half Unit 6: Quadratics Unit 7: Quadratic Graphs Unit 8: Algebraic Fractions 
Topic tests at the end of each topic. Weekly online independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Exam practice on Method Maths. Written test and Dirt task at the end of each halfterm. These are cumulative tests which over everything a student has learned from the beginning of Year 10. 
Spring 
Spring 1^{st} half Unit 10: Key Stage 3 Fractions, decimals and percentages review Unit 11: Percentages Unit 12: Probability, sets, venn and sample space diagrams including conditional probability Spring 2^{nd} half Unit 14: Upper and Lower bounds Unit 15: 2D shapes including Circle Geometry Unit 16: 3D shapes Unit 17: Volume and Surface Area 
Topic tests at the end of each topic. Weekly online independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Exam practice on Method Maths. Written test and Dirt task at the end of each halfterm. These are cumulative tests which over everything a student has learned from the beginning of Year 10. 
Summer 
Summer 1^{s}^{t} half Unit 17: Compound Measures and Proportion Unit 18: Pythagoras’ Theorem review Unit 19: Similarity and trigonometry review Unit 20: 3D Triangles Summer 2^{n}^{d} half Unit 21: Averages and range Unit 22: Data collection and sampling Unit 23: Presenting data including scatter diagrams Unit 24: Further statistical diagrams 
Topic tests at the end of each topic. Weekly online independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Exam practice on Method Maths. Written test and Dirt task at the end of each halfterm. These are cumulative tests which over everything a student has learned from the beginning of Year 10. End of Year written exam covering all the topics learned from year 7 to Year 10 
ExtraCurricular Activities/ How you can help at home Students are developing fluency, reasoning skills and their ability to solve problems through Mathematics Mastery cumulative curriculum and will therefore be continually developed and built upon across the year. Students are expected to complete weekly online independent learning tasks which are set on MathsWatch or MyMaths and exam practice which is set on Method Maths. Please support your daughter at home by ensuring she has completed each task to the best of her ability. Please ensure students are revising thoroughly for all tests. They are able to use the websites mentioned above to support their revision. 
Year 11
Term 
Topic/ Key Enquiry Question 
Type of Assessment 
Autumn 
Autumn 1^{st} Half Unit 27: Vectors Unit 28: Geometric reasoning Unit 29: Circle Theorems Unit 30: Bearings Unit 31: Congruence Unit 32: Construction and Loci Autumn 2^{nd} Half Unit 33: Linear and Quadratic Inequalities Unit 34: Linear graphs Unit 35: Nonlinear graphs including exponential graphs Unit 36: Trigonometric graphs 
Topic tests at the end of each topic. Weekly online independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Exam practice on Method Maths. Full mock exam at the end of the term which includes all 3 papers: 1 noncalculator and 2 calculator papers. DIRT task based on the mock exam. 
Spring 
Spring 1^{st} half Unit 37: Algebraic reasoning and proof Unit 38: Recurrence relations Unit 39: Functions Unit 40: Transformations of graphs Unit 41: Further Graphs Spring 2^{nd} half Revision and exam preparation 
Exam practice on Method Maths. Targeted independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. Full mock exam at the end of the term which includes all 3 papers: 1 noncalculator and 2 calculator papers. DIRT task based on the mock exam. 
Summer 
Summer 1^{s}^{t} half Revision and exam preparation Summer 2^{n}^{d} half GCSE Examination 
Exam practice on Method Maths. Targeted independent learning tasks set on MathsWatch/MyMaths. 
ExtraCurricular Activities/ How you can help at home Students are developing fluency, reasoning skills and their ability to solve problems through Mathematics Mastery cumulative curriculum and will therefore be continually developed and built upon across the year. Students are expected to complete weekly online independent learning tasks which are set on MathsWatch or MyMaths and exam practice which is set on Method Maths. Please support your daughter at home by ensuring she has completed each task to the best of her ability. Please ensure students are revising thoroughly for all tests and mock exams. They are able to use the websites mentioned above to support their revision. 
A Level
Year 12
Term 
Topic/ Key Enquiry Question 
Type of Assessment 

Autumn 
Pure · Algebra and functions (Algebraic manipulation and surds) · Quadratic functions · Equations and inequalities · 
Applied · Sampling · Data presentation · Probability 
All students are assessed every 23 weeks at the end of each topic via end of chapter tests. Students will also be examined at the end of each term on the previous terms work. 
· Coordinate geometry (Equations of straight lines, gradients, y = mx +c) · Coordinate geometry (circle theorems and equation of circles) · Graphs and transformations · Algebraic methods 
· Kinematics 1 · Forces and Newton’s law 

Spring 
· Binomial expansion · Trigonometry · Trigonometric identities and equations 
· Statistical distributions · 

· Differentiation · Integration

· Statistical hypothesis testing


Summer 
· Vectors · Exponentials and logarithms 
· Kinematics 2 

Pure module · Proof · Algebraic and partial fractions · Functions and modeling · Series and sequences 

at the end of year 12 all students will sit a mock AS paper based on all the work from year 12. 

ExtraCurricular Activities/ How you can help at home Students will be given home learning tasks at the end of every lesson. These tasks will be either questions from the text book or past paper exam question practice. Websites to help · Exam solutions · Hegarty Maths · Physicsandmathstutor · Crashmaths · MyMaths · MadasMaths 
Year 13
Term 
Topic/ Key Enquiry Question 
Type of Assessment 

Autumn 
Pure · Algebraic methods · Functions and graphs · Sequences and series · Binomial expansion 
Applied · Regression · Conditional probability 
All students are assessed every 23 weeks at the end of each topic via end of chapter tests. Students will also be examined at the end of each term on the previous terms work. 
· Radians · Trigonometric functions · Trigonometry and modelling 
· Normal distribution 

Spring 
· Parametric equations · Differentiation · Numerical methods 
· Moments · Forces and friction 
Students will take a mock exam as calendared by the school 
· Integration

· Projectiles · Applications of forces 

Summer 
· Vectors
A level exam (Pearson) 
· Kinematics 
Various preparatory mock exams
A Level exam (Pearson) 
ExtraCurricular Activities/ How you can help at home Students will be given home learning tasks at the end of every lesson. These tasks will be either questions from the text book or past paper exam question practice. Websites to help · Exam solutions · Hegarty Maths · Physicsandmathstutor · Crashmaths · MyMaths · MadasMaths 
Resit GCSE Mathematics
Term 
Topic/ Key Enquiry Question 
Type of Assessment 
Autumn 
Pure · Initial Test · Decimals and rounding · Negatives, Primes, Powers, Multiples and Factors · FDP · Charts and Graphs · Algebra 1 · Solving Equations · Expanding Double Brackets 
· Initial Test · Progress Test 1 & Review 
· Averages · Stem & Leaf diagrams & Frequency polygons · Tree diagrams & Two way tables · Venn diagrams · Ratio 1 · HCF & LCM · Inequalities & Changing the subject of a formula 
· Progress Test 2 & Review · Full GCSE November Paper (Pearson) for some students 

Spring 
· Simultaneous equations · Error intervals · Area & perimeter · Pythagoras’ theorem · Circles · Indices · Standard form · Volume · Surface area · Conversion rates 
· Mock Paper 1 · Level 2 Functional Skills Paper for some students

· Plotting Lines and curves · Compound Measures · Calculator Skills · Transformations · Angle Facts 
· Mock Paper 2 

Summer 
· Angles in polygons · Sequences · Constructions & Loci · Trigonometry · Bearings · Exam Paper Practice GCSE Examination (Pearson) 
· Mock Paper 3
Full GCSE June Examination (Pearson) Level 2 Functional Skills for some pupils

ExtraCurricular Activities/ How you can help at home Students will be given home learning tasks at the end of every lesson. These tasks will be either worksheet questions from the lesson or past paper exam question practice. Websites to help · Mathswatch · MyMaths · CorbettMaths · Onmaths · HegartyMaths 
How we assess what your child has been taught
MATHS 

How will classwork be marked/ monitored/ graded/ selfassessed? 
KS3 & KS4 
Maths books will be monitored at least once every three weeks. Comments may be written. Once per half term a yellow sticker will be stuck in student books with comments on what went well and targets to improve further. A working at grade will also be recorded. Pupils are expected to self and peer mark class work and do corrections – all in green pen 
KS5 
Classwork is monitored and checked during lessons. Students take responsibility for peerassessing and selfassessing their own work. 

What classwork will be marked? 
KS3 & KS4 
All classwork will be seen. Selected work will be marked fully. This might be exam questions or specific problemsolving questions 
KS5 
Problem Solving questions and Examination questions 

How will students ‘reflect’ on marking/ feedback? 
KS3, KS4 & KS5 
Students are given time in Maths lessons to respond to feedback, complete corrections and do any improvements in green pen. Students also complete a DIRT task every term after an assessment to reflect on their assessments 
How will Homework be marked/ monitored/ graded? 
KS3, KS4 & KS5 
Homework is checked when it is due in. It is marked with the books. Homework is often peerassessed or selfassessed to develop student’s independence and encourage them to take responsibility for their work. Online tasks using Mathswatch, Method Maths, Mymaths or Sam Learning are marked and graded online 
What are the formal Assessments? When are they marked? 
KS3, KS4 & KS5 
Exam style questions or full tests. Tests at the end of topics or at the end of every half term In year 9 and 10 external Award exams and Functional Skills exam Tests during school exam season. 